Azhali Candle Dance 阿吒力密教的灯舞

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Followers of Jianchuan Azhali Buddhism perform a candle dance in Shaxi.

Bai Jiama

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Zhang Ruilong 张瑞龙, 7th generation generation Jiama master, demonstrates the art of making "Jiama" 甲马, woodcut prints used in rituals.

Zhangyu Wenchang Temple

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On the eastern side of Erhai, in Zhangyu village 长育, is one of the most beautiful Wenchang temples, with work by painter-sculptor Li Yunyi 李云义.

Jianchuan Cloth Charms

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The intricate cloth charms 布扎 made in Jianchuan are part of Yunnan's Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Jianchuan Bai Folk Toys

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Diannan 滇南 has a long tradition of making children's toys. They have been recognized as part of Yunnan's Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Shibaoshan Singing Festival 2020

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With the official programme curtailed, it is the unorganized folk part of the annual Singing Festival in Shibaoshan that continues to thrive.

Gusheng Benzhu Worship

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Every year on the 23rd day of the 7th month, Gusheng village honours the Benzhu and the Dragon King 龙王.

Weishan Cloth Art

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Little charm animals, called 三羊开泰, are for sale in an embroidery shop in Weishan's historic centre.

Mijing Folk Play

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Comical folk plays in the countryside, such as here in Jianchuan's Mijing village, often focus on agricultural themes, such as the stubborn draft animal.

Midu Huadeng Paper Figures

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The elaborate paper figures made for the Lantern Festival in Mizhi 密祉 are part of Yunnan's Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Erhai Fishing Boat Graveyard

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Since fishing has been banned on Erhai, fishing boats are rusting away on its shore.

Ghost Month Ritual

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The Dongjing Association 洞经会 in a village near Dali performs a day of ritual for the souls of the deceased during the Chinese 'Ghost Month'.